noun, plural en·tries.

  1. an act of entering; entrance.
  2. a place of ingress or entrance, especially an entrance hall or vestibule.
  3. permission or right to enter; access.
  4. the act of entering or recording something in a book, register, list, etc.
  5. the statement, item, etc., so entered or recorded.
  6. a person or thing entered in a contest or competition.
  7. vocabulary entry.
  8. Law. act of taking possession of lands or tenements by entering or setting foot on them.
  9. the giving of an account of a ship’s cargo at a custom house, to obtain permission to land the goods.
  10. Accounting. the record of any transaction found in a bookkeeper’s journal.
  11. Bookkeeping.
    1. double entry.
    2. single entry.
  12. Mining. adit(def 2).
  13. Also called entry card. Bridge. a winning card in one’s hand or the hand of one’s partner that gives the lead to one hand or the other.

noun plural -tries

  1. the act or an instance of entering; entrance
  2. a point or place for entering, such as a door, gate, etc
    1. the right or liberty of entering; admission; access
    2. (as modifier)an entry permit
  3. the act of recording an item, such as a commercial transaction, in a journal, account, register, etc
  4. an item recorded, as in a diary, dictionary, or account
    1. a person, horse, car, etc, entering a competition or contest; competitor
    2. (as modifier)an entry fee
  5. the competitors entering a contest considered collectivelya good entry this year for the speed trials
  6. the people admitted at one time to a school, college, or course of study, etc, considered collectively; intake
  7. the action of an actor in going on stage or his manner of doing this
  8. criminal law the act of unlawfully going onto the premises of another with the intention of committing a crime
  9. property law the act of going upon another person’s land with the intention of asserting the right to possession
  10. any point in a piece of music, esp a fugue, at which a performer commences or resumes playing or singing
  11. cards a card that enables one to transfer the lead from one’s own hand to that of one’s partner or to the dummy hand
  12. English dialect a passage between the backs of two rows of terraced houses

late 13c., “door, gate, that by which a place is entered;” c.1300, “an entering upon; right of entering,” from Old French entree “entry, entrance” (12c.), originally fem. past participle of entrer “to enter” (see enter).

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